Job Openings at the Embassy

U.S. Embassy Kampala Human Resources Office encourages interested job applicants to apply for any of our open positions!

Please note applications can only be received from the on-line recruitment service using the link http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/.
You will be required to register as part of the process. You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.
On completion of this process you will receive an auto response via your email.

Please follow all instructions carefully. We are unable to respond to individual inquiries. Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted at the address they provide

About Peace Corps in Uganda

Peace Corps is an international autonomous agency of the US Government with operations in over 65 countries. It operates in Uganda by the invitation of the Government of Uganda. Peace Corps Uganda has memorandum of understanding with government ministries that outline broad areas of agreement of cooperation regarding the work of Peace Corps Volunteers in Uganda. Volunteers are assigned to government and non-government agencies and organizations, community based organizations, universities, colleges and schools who partner to enable Volunteers to provide capacity building in Education, Health and Community Agribusiness. Peace Corps also aims to build cultural understanding between Americans and Ugandans.

See https://www.peacecorps.gov/uganda for more details about Peace Corps Uganda.

Announcement Date:        Wednesday April 12, 2017

Closing Date:                    Wednesday April 26, 2017 4:45 pm

Position Classification:     Personal Services Contract, full time, 40 hours/week

Position reports to:           Deputy Director of Management and Operations

Location:                          Peace Corps Uganda office, Kampala

This is a local hire position and applicants must be legally able to work in Uganda.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

This position works under the supervision of the Deputy Director of Management and Operations.

The Administrative Assistant (AA) provides administrative and logistical support for the Peace Corps (PC) office in Kampala, Uganda. Work will be assigned by the Deputy Director of Management and Operations (DDMO) and will include but not be limited to reception, administration and human resource tasks as assigned. The AA shall be expected to maintain files and calendar, make appointments, receive visitors, sort and circulate mail, cables, and other documents to appropriate PC staff. The AA will also draft and prepare routine correspondence, maintain efficient flow of information and observe strict confidentiality at all times.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Reception and Administrative Duties                                                          60% of time

  • Professionally places calls, answers phones, records messages, and verifies that messages have been received by staff and volunteers.
  • Professionally greets visitors; notifies appropriate staff promptly and directs visitors and contractors accordingly.
  • Directs queries regarding Peace Corps to the appropriate staff member.
  • Keeps the reception area quiet, professional, clean, and organized.
  • Maintains bulletin board and staff whereabouts in the reception area.
  • Coordinates with courier service providers (FEDEX, DHL) to ensure that all mail and parcels are picked on time and arrive at the PC Headquarters, regional offices and other destinations. Dispatches, receives and logs registered mail (FedEx, DHL, and official mail).
  • Coordinates the dispatch of all mail, parcels and supplies that are delivered to Peace Corps.
  • Regularly updates telephone directory database for staff and Volunteers.
  • Acts as a receiving official for all packages and supplies that are delivered to Peace Corps offices.
  • Manages storage for Volunteer and staff parcels and mail. Sends out diplomatic pouch and ensures that mail coming into and leaving the office is collected and delivered in a timely manner.
  • Receives telephone bills, verifies for payment and distributes personal bills. Prepares bills of collection for staff and vendors. Working with Financial Assistants (FAs), tracks payments made on such bills and attaches copies of receipts as obtained. Enters billing data in the Peace Corps financial system.
  • In a timely manner, reconciles monthly payments between the Telephone companies and Peace Corps.
  • Prepares information packets for guests and consultants.
  • Coordinates the Admin team meetings, and other activities, takes notes and tracks agreed upon actions.
  • Maintains a calendar of Admin staff leave.
  • Serves as Back up for specified roles of the Travel Coordinator, Medical Secretary and Photographer for PC events.

HR duties                                                                                                       30% of time

  • Serves as Post Time and Attendance Clerk.  Collects bi-weekly staff timesheets, verifies for accuracy and submits for approval by the appropriate staff member before filing accordingly.
  • Maintains and reconciles leave forms and timesheets for all staff and generates accurate PC-57 reports quarterly and/or at each fiscal closure and at end of PSC contracts.
  • In coordination with the HR Specialist, organizes staff records and electronic files for easy access and retrieval.
  • Receives and logs applications for various vacancies and performs initial screening of applicant documentation.
  • Assists with the scheduling, preparation and coordination of interviews.
  • Prepares welcome packets for all new staff.
  • Regularly updates the Mission of all PC visitors, TDYs, new hires and departures.
  • Organizes, performs and coordinates orientation and induction of new hires.
  • Assists with scheduling of orientation activities for new staff.  Work with various departments to coordinate and make sure orientation for new staff happens as per schedule.
  • Per set procedures, assists initiate and follow through security clearance processes with the Mission Regional Security office and tracks status clearances for both Long term and Short term contractors.
  • Maintains an updated staff list of security certifications/re-certifications by keeping track of all the processes with the help of the PC Safety and Security Manager.
  • Working with the HRS, tracks anniversaries such as Enter-on-Duty dates for all Personal Services Contractors.
  • Assists coordinate the release of all PSC contracts including Short term and Long term contracts.

Other duties                                                                                                   10% of time

  • Prepares identification (ID) and emergency cards for PCVs and Short Term PSCs and ensure timely replacements in case of any losses reported.
  • Prepares Business Cards for eligible PSCs.
  • Prepares packets for Early Termination (ET), Close of Service (COS), Description of Service (DOS), After Corps for Volunteers and enter accurate COS/ET data in PC Uganda computer systems.
  • Assists GSO (General Services Office) to enter / update Volunteer VISA and Work permit information into the PC computer systems.
  • On quarterly basis, reconciles the recorded inventory in the medical office. Prepares an annual report addressing all controlled substances, specially designated items to be conducted and submitted to OHS.
  • Assists in organizing PC Uganda receptions and other events.
  • Serves as one of two Records Liaisons for PC Uganda.
  • Trains newly hired staff on policies and use of administrative forms.
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned by the DMO or the DDMO and which do not conflict with primary duties and responsibilities as outlined above.

Safety and Security of our volunteers is Peace Corps’ number one priority.  All staff, including this position, has a role in the Volunteer and Trainee (V/T) safety support system.  The contractor shall become familiar with Peace Corps Manual Section 270 (Volunteer/ Trainee Safety and Security) and the Emergency Action Plan at Peace Corps Uganda, including the role of this position in an emergency situation.  Contractor shall become familiar with protocols for reporting and responding to safety and security incidents and report all safety and security concerns expressed by V/Ts to the Safety and Security Officer, and CD as soon as possible.  When appropriate, the contractor shall support Safety and Security for V/Ts by assisting them to adopt culturally appropriate lifestyles and exercise judgment that promotes safety and reduces risk in their home, at work, and while traveling in Uganda.

Immediately communicates Volunteer safety and security concerns and issues to the Safety and Security Manager (SSM) and CD.  Knowledgeable and supportive of Peace Corps safety and security policies and procedures, including the timely reporting of suspicious incidents, persons or articles.

The Contractor is subject to worldwide availability and may be requested by the Peace  Corps to be reassigned or transferred permanently to another Peace Corps Post/Headquarters  or  perform temporary duties (TDY) as required and to travel to other assignments within Peace Corps’ as assigned.  Any such reassignment or transfer shall be subject to agreement of the Contractor.  The Statement of Work as defined will remain the same; however the duties may be subject to change as determined by the Contracting Officer.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education: Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Social Work, or related field. Additional training in HR required.
  • Work experience: The candidate must have at least 2 years practical experience performing administrative and HR functions in a fast paced environment.  Previous experience working with the US Government is highly desirable.
  • Languages: English with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Skills and abilities: Excellent computer skills.  Knowledge of Microsoft Office, financial software and internet is a must. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. The person must feel comfortable working collaboratively with colleagues from multicultural backgrounds and must demonstrate a positive service attitude.

POSTION ELEMENTS

Supervision – Supervision by the DDMO. The AA has no supervisory duties.

Nature, Level, and Purpose of Contacts:

  • PC/W and the regional staff provide guidance and assistance to accomplish the objectives of this contract.  PC/W is also the source of a great deal of informational resources to support the activities of Peace Corps volunteers.
  • Country staff and AA work collaboratively with all other Peace Corps Uganda staff to design and support Peace Corps activities in Uganda.
  • The AA will work collaboratively with the Director of Management and Operations (DMO), General Services Manager (GSM), training staff, sector Program Managers, Peace Corps Medical Contractors, the Safety and Security Coordinator, and other Administrative staff on reimbursements requests by PCVs, staff and vendors.
  • The AA will work collaboratively with local, regional and headquarters Peace Corps staff to effectively meet the Peace Corps’ world-wide strategic goals.
  • The AA is in contact with most Peace Corps staff, Volunteers and Trainees in order to assist with some financial transactions.
  • The AA is in contact with many vendors doing business with the Peace Corps in order to make payments, reservations, and collections as needed.

Logistics – Work will primarily be performed in an office setting at the Peace Corps office in Kampala, Uganda. Site visits and travel outside of the office may be required. Logistical support is largely provided by the Administrative Section at post, other posts in the region and by PC/W.

Time Required to Perform Duties: The AA is contracted for a base year of twelve (12) months, with four (4) one (1) year option periods. The AA shall not work less than 40 hours per week in office/classroom and conference settings. The AA is paid per day on a bi-weekly basis. Work days may vary in length according to the needs of the program, and may include holiday, weekend and evening work

Authority to Make Commitments:

The AA has no authority to make commitments of USG funds.

Time Required to Perform Full Range of Duties: 

The time required for a qualified individual without experience in Peace Corps to perform fully and adequately duties of this position is 1year.

How to apply

Only Electronic Submissions will be accepted.

Please submit a Word formatted letter of interest, resume, names and contact information for three references to applications@ug.peacecorps.gov .

Clearly indicate your name and the position applied for on the subject line of the cover email as well as on all the attachments: For example “Okodia Grace_AA” for the Administrative Assistant Position. Do not write any other words in the subject line of your mail. Submitted documents become the property of the Peace Corps and will not be returned.

You will be contacted ONLY if you are deemed qualified. If called for an interview, you will be expected to bring a reference letter from your area Local Council (LC1) as well as your academic credentials.

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 08-17 (RE- ADVERTISED)

 

OPEN TO:                    Current Employees of the Mission – All Agencies and/or

U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs),

Eligible Family Members (EFMs), or

Members of Household (MOH) – All Agencies

POSITION:                   Chauffeur

OPENING DATE:         April 6, 2017

CLOSING DATE:          April 12, 2017

WORK HOURS:           Full-time, 45 hours/week

SALARY:                      Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN3 Ugshs 30,890,408 p.a.  Inclusive of allowances

Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-BB*

*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

The U.S Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Chauffeur.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

Operates a passenger vehicle in accordance with Post One’s instructions to transport Marine Security Detachment (MSG) personnel, official visitors and with advance approval, unofficial guests within the city and surrounding areas.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

 

Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

EDUCATION: Attainment of the Ordinary Level Certificate of Education is required.

EXPERIENCE: Two years of chauffeur experience is required

LANGUAGE: Level II English ability (Limited) is required. This will be tested.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Must have valid local driver’s license (Class B, CM & DL).

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Up-Armored Vehicle training is required. Must be familiar with local traffic laws and area traffic patterns.

SELECTION PROCESS 

When qualified, applicants who are U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and/or preference-eligible U.S. Veterans are given a preference in hiring.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants make themselves known as having a hiring preference and specifically address the required qualifications above in their application.

HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:

  • USEFM who is ALSO a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
  • USEFM OR a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
  • FS on LWOP

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:

  1. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
  1. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.
  1. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
  1. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.
  1. Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

HOW TO APPLY: 

Interested Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:  

  1. All applications must be submitted online.
  2. Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for US Embassy Kampala using the link below http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/. For further assistance call 0414306450
  3. You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.
  4. On completion of this process you will receive an auto response via your email.

IMPORTANT:  Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.  If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process.  Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP).

WHERE TO APPLY:

http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/

Telephone: 0414306001

ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.

Your application will be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements including submission of standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a single  attachment (No Zipped files, Links or Multiple Attachments) and should not exceed 10MB.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.  The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation.  Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

 

 

About Peace Corps in Uganda

Peace Corps is an international autonomous agency of the US Government with operations in over 65 countries. It operates in Uganda by the invitation of the Government of Uganda. Peace Corps Uganda has memorandum of understanding with government ministries that outline broad areas of agreement of cooperation regarding the work of Peace Corps Volunteers in Uganda. Volunteers are assigned to government and non-government agencies and organizations, community based organizations, universities, colleges and schools who partner to enable Volunteers to provide capacity building in Education, Health and Community Agribusiness. Peace Corps also aims to build cultural understanding between Americans and Ugandans.

See https://www.peacecorps.gov/uganda for more details about Peace Corps Uganda.

Peace Corps Uganda seeks to hire 3 Short Term Training Secretaries/Logisticians (on Call /Roster basis).

Position Title:                          Training Secretary/Logistician (Short term)

Announcement Date:            Thursday March 23, 2017

Closing Date:                         Thursday April 6, 2017, 4:45 pm

Position Classification:           Personal Services Contract / Short term. Local hire position

Position reports to:                  Training Manager

Location:                                 Peace Corps Uganda (PCUG) Kampala Office and Training venues in and out of Kampala, within Uganda.

Position Summary:

The purpose of this position is to support the Training team to provide secretarial and logistical support to the Training Unit. Under the direct supervision of the Training Manager (TM), the Training Secretary / Logistician is a member of the core staff responsible for the administration, logistical support, coordination, and financial management of the Training unit.  This is a multi-function position requiring a great degree of energy, flexibility, creativity and effectiveness in this position is essential to the efficient and effective implementation of the Peace Corps training program

Major duties:

Before- Preservice Training (PST)

  • Sets up training venue for Training of Trainers (TOT) workshop.
  • Sets up all Equipment to be used during TOT workshop.
  • Receives, Sorts and distributes incoming mail for Peace Corps Volunteer and staff at TOTs.
  • Liaises with Hotel for meal times and monitors and tallies with hotel for services utilized by Peace Corps guests.
  • Prepares TOT report and distributes to relevant units
  • Prepares Trainees Arrival Information Packet, Trainers PST Guides, and Trainers TOT files, Letters of training correspondence, TOT calendar and Files for Participants.
  • Prepares COTE for PST and ensures its distribution in time.

During PST

  • Handles all secretarial work of the training Section.
  • Maintains professional record keeping of electronic, hardcopies and back-up files of training materials.
  • Ensures safe handling and use of all office equipment.
  • Receives, sorts and distributes incoming mail for Trainees, PCVTs and staff and ensures postage of outgoing mail.
  • In charge of store for Trainees’ and Training property, safe keeping and distribution.
  • Maintains records of correspondences done during training.
  • Makes and arranges for photocopying and printing of teaching materials and ensures their delivery to the recipients in time.
  • Keeps regular correspondence with Peace Corps Kampala for updates and any incoming information.
  • Works together with the Training Assistant, Training & Programming Assistant, Program teams and Training Manager TM for efficient running of the Training program.
  • Sets up and operates training equipment (LCDs, videos, audios etc.)
  • Oversees transporting supplies, equipment, and other non-expendable items for training
  • Sets up a control system and storage areas for supplies and equipment and ensuring that all the equipment: Computers, Printers, Photocopy machines, Cameras, Modems etc. received from PC/U are safely handled and maintained in good condition
  • Prepares a weekly cash needs projections to send to the TM and Cashier for day to day running of training events
  • Sets up a checklist and system for disbursement of materials and payments
  • Disburses funds and maintains an accurate record of day to day expenditures throughout the Training program
  • Prepares and submits to the TM, weekly reports and cover sheets of all funds spent, with receipts attached in weekly basis.
  • Prepares and submits requests for payments for honorarium of resource persons and other required training activities
  • Sets up a travel plan for vehicle trips in coordination with TM and core staff members, providing this to the General Services Manager (GSM) and ensuring that the schedule is adhered to
  • Tracks contracts and expenses to ensure adherence and communicating non-compliance as soon as this is realized to the TM
  • Maintains a record of participants and visitors at the training site
  • Liaises with hotel management for reservation or cancellation of participants’ rooms in a timely manner and keeping records of the number of days spent
  • Documents training events by taking notes, photography, video as required and ensuring these are disseminated to staff
  • Supports tracking of PST hours, monitoring and evaluation functions
  • Plays an active role as a cross-cultural guide, language informant and safety and security advisor.

After PST:

  • Packs up office equipment for transfer to Peace Corps Kampala after PST.
  • Prepares PST Debrief and final PST report by soliciting inputs from various components and distributes to relevant units.
  • Conducts post PST inventory of all training materials and resources in storage and prepares inventory report.
  • Performs any other duties as assigned.

Immediately communicates Volunteer safety and security concerns and issues to the Safety and Security Manager (SSM) and CD.  Knowledgeable and supportive of Peace Corps safety and security policies and procedures, including the timely reporting of suspicious incidents, persons or articles.

Qualifications

  • Education

Bachelor’s degree in a field of study relevant for training and administration

  • Prior Work Experience

Experience of at least three years in secretarial, budgeting, administration and logistical management with relevant government agencies, not-for-profit organizations, or private businesses

Background in administration, logistics management and /or event planning

Cross cultural experience, Diversity and Inclusion. Prior experience working with Americans is an added advantage.

  1. Language Proficiency: Excellent command of English, both spoken and written; native ability in spoken and written at least one Ugandan language;
  2. Knowledge, skills and abilities

Must demonstrate knowledge/skill in use of MS Word and Excel, bookkeeping, budget management.

Excellent computer skills including Photo shop (or equivalent), PowerPoint and spreadsheet programs

Ability to work independently with little supervision;

Good organization and time management skills;

Willingness to take the initiative;

Excellent teamwork skills, strong service attitude; personal integrity; strong cross-cultural skills; strong interpersonal skills, strong interest in Uganda’s development; and ability to travel extensively.

Ability to work on a regular Monday through Friday schedule with occasional evening and weekend hours when necessary

Applicants must be legally able to work in Uganda

Position Elements

  1. Supervision Received: Supervised by the Training Manager
  2. Available Guidelines: 1) Peace Corps Manual, 2) Guidance from Supervisor
  3. Post Entry Training: On the job
  4. Exercise of Judgment: Broad exercise of judgment within the confines of job
  5. Limits of Authority: Within confines of job responsibilities.
  6. Nature, Level and Purpose of Contacts: Works closely with the Programming and Training team, Administration staff, the Volunteers and Service Providers.

How to apply

Only Electronic Submissions will be accepted.

Please submit a Word formatted letter of interest, resume, names and contact information for three references to applications@ug.peacecorps.gov .

Clearly indicate your name and the position applied for on the subject line of the cover email as well as on all the attachments: For example “Katungu Jackson_TSL” for the Training Secretary / Logistician Position. Do not write any other words in the subject line of your mail. Submitted documents become the property of the Peace Corps and will not be returned.

You will be contacted ONLY if you are deemed qualified. If called for an interview, you will be expected to bring a reference letter from your area Local Council (LC1) as well as your academic credentials.

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT No. 2017-003

Regional Program Officer (RPO)                                           

Announcement Date:            Monday March 20, 2017

Closing Date:                        Monday April 3, 2017, 4:45 pm

Position Title:                       Regional Program Officer (RPO)

Supervisor:                           Director of Programming and Training (DPT)

Duty Station:                        Peace Corps regional offices, Gulu

Position classification: Personal Services Contract, full time, 40 hours/week


About Peace Corps in Uganda

Peace Corps is an international autonomous agency of the US Government with operations in over 65 countries. It operates in Uganda by the invitation of the Government of Uganda. Peace Corps Uganda has memorandum of understanding with government ministries that outline broad areas of agreement of cooperation regarding the work of Peace Corps Volunteers in Uganda. Volunteers are assigned to government and non-government agencies and organizations, community based organizations, universities, colleges and schools who partner to enable Volunteers to provide capacity building in Education, Health and Community Agribusiness. Peace Corps also aims to build cultural understanding between Americans and Ugandans.

Position Description

The U.S Peace Corps is an agency that promotes international peace, friendship and sustainable development by providing trained men and women, Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs), to serve in countries that have requested assistance.  In PC-Uganda, the RPO works as part of an interdisciplinary Programming and Training Team and provides support to ensure that PC – Uganda’s Training, Health, Agriculture and Education Programs are performing optimally.  The RPO also provides assistance to project coordinators on an as needed basis.  The RPO is assigned to a specific region of operation where they perform the majority of their duties.  The RPO supports the U.S. Peace Corps mission in Uganda in the following main areas:

  1. Programmatic Support and Volunteer Safety 70%
  2. Training 20%
  3. General Services 10%

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Programmatic Support and Volunteer Safety:  70%
  • Coordinates with PMs, PCVLs and the DPT in order to effectively:
    • Motivate and support Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs);
    • Conduct thorough site identification, development, and visits in coordination with PMs and Champions following the standard process and correctly completing required documentation;
    • Oversee the preparation of PCV housing to ensure that housing is ready for PCTs when they arrive in country,
    • Provide weekly updates to the DPT on travel plans and major tasks to address,
    • Communicate regularly with all PCVs in their region and provide updates to the appropriate PM and / or Champion for noting in PCVs communication records in VIDA;
    • Contribute programmatic input to IPBS and Ops Plan development; and
    • Support PMs and Champions in collecting, compiling, and reporting program data.
  • Provides program support and ensures that PCVs are safe, engaged in meaningful work, and living safely in their communities;
  • Assists PC staff  in planning travel schedules;
  • Builds and maintains healthy relationships with local political and law enforcement authorities
  • Builds and maintains healthy relationships PCVs, Peace Corps staff, and partners;
  • Assists in compiling Project Status Reports (PSRs), writing periodic and annual reports, and participates in project plan reviews;
  • Promotes Peace Corps’ programs within the context of the Government of Uganda’s development priorities;
  • Responds to PCV field reports and issues concerning their sites and housing in their region;
  • Assists PCVs in project implementation and development, including development of secondary activities;
  • Promotes to PCVs and their counterparts to monitor and complete reporting documentation to Peace Corps on their activities.
  • Counsels PCVs on technical and cross-cultural issues;
  • Maintains liaisons with the local police and other authorities to ensure Volunteers’ safety and security and that of staff and property at main office, regional sub offices and Volunteers’ sites,
  • Participates in the implementation of the Emergency Action Plan.
  • Responds timely to additional assignments from the Country Director.

Training:  20%

  • Develops effective working relationships with the training team;
  • Supports the training team to design, organize, facilitate, and plan logistics for training events (PST, IST, COS conference, other Volunteer trainings)  especially within the geographical region, for PCVs and/or counterparts;
  • Identifies training sites, especially within the geographical region;

General Services:  10%

  • Coordinates with the General Services Manager (GSM). Peace Corps Medical Officer (PCMO) and Deputy Director of Management Operations (DDMO) as necessary;
  • Deliver mail to PCVs in particular regions;
  • Develops relationships with vendors to facilitate purchasing of necessary supplies and services, and
  • Other duties as assigned by the CD or DPT.

Serves as sub-cashier or Occasional Money Handler

The PSC may be required to courier cash and/or purchase orders to various vendors who furnish supplies and /or services to PST/IST training site, or other locations as directed by the Contracting Officer. The PSC may also be required to courier cash to PC trainees or volunteers. The PSC will not function as a procurement or disbursing official but will only be acting as an intermediary between the Contracting or Disbursing Officer and the recipient. In the case of dealing with vendors, the PSC will not exercise any procurement discretion concerning the supplies or services to be purchased or the cost limits of these purchases; these will be determined by the Contracting Officer.

Addresses Volunteer safety and security by adhering to Peace Corps site development policies and procedures.  Identifies and immediately communicates Volunteer safety and security concerns and issues to the Safety and Security Manager (SSM) and the Country Director (CD).  Assists Program Managers/APCDs to ensure that prospective sites meet established programmatic and safety/security criteria (e.g., safe housing, a clearly defined assignment with an organization that shows real interest in working with a Volunteer, etc.). Reviews and references site history files when evaluating potential sites, and incorporates appropriate safety and security-related information into site history files.  Monitors Volunteer compliance with Peace Corps policies, especially related to safety and security. Participates in the design and implementation of the Emergency Action Plan (EAP).  Acts as duty officer, as needed.  Knowledgeable and supportive of Peace Corps safety and security policies and procedures, including the timely reporting of suspicious incidents, persons or articles.

The Contractor is subject to worldwide availability and may be requested by the Peace  Corps to be reassigned or transferred permanently to another Peace Corps Post/Headquarters  or  perform temporary duties (TDY) as required and to travel to other assignments within Peace Corps’ as assigned.  Any such reassignment or transfer shall be subject to agreement of the Contractor.  The Statement of Work as defined will remain the same; however the duties may be subject to change as determined by the Contracting Officer.

Qualifications

Requirements:

  • University degrees – Bachelors and Master’s degree or Bachelor’s and some post-Bachelor’s degree studies.
  • At least 5 years management and supervision with increasing responsibilities.
  • Experience working in development with NGOs, community organizations, international USAID-implementing agencies, government in one or more of the following fields: health, community/public health, agribusiness, entrepreneurship, education and training.
  • Demonstrates high professional standards in the ability to:
    • Serve on a team;
    • Be analytical, well organized and creative;
    • Compile and write reports;
    • Communicate effectively with Americans, staff, and NGOs, schools, government agencies;
    • Use computer systems;
  • Understand PC Uganda policies and procedures, especially those relevant to area of specialization;
  • Respect different cultures and divergent viewpoints
  • Excellent command of English, both spoken and written; native ability in spoken and written at least one Ugandan language.
  • Ability to work on a regular Monday through Friday schedule with occasional evening and weekend hours when necessary.
  • Ability to travel extensively at least 40% of the time
  • Ability and willingness to live and work in the Gulu area.

Must be legally able to work in Uganda.

POSITION ELEMENTS

  • Supervision Received

Under direct supervision of the DPT. Incumbent must be able to perform assigned tasks independently within established rules and procedures and capable of carrying out routine assignments with minimum supervision.

  • Supervision Exercised:

None.  Day-to-day coordination of 3 staff and a PCVL.

  • Available Guidelines

Peace Corps manuals and established practices.

  • Exercise of Judgement

Considerable independence and exercise of judgment is required

  • Authority to Make Commitments

None

  • Nature, Level and Purpose of Contacts

Contact with Peace Corps Volunteers, staff, contractors, vendors, Law enforcement institutions.

  • Time Required to Perform Full Range of Duties after Entry into the Position

52 weeks.

HOW TO APPLY

Only Electronic Submissions will be accepted.

Please submit a Word formatted letter of interest, resume, names and contact information for three references to applications@ug.peacecorps.gov

Clearly indicate your name and the position applied for on the subject line of the cover email as well as on all the attachments: For example “Katungu Bonita_RPO” for the Regional Program Officer Position. Do not write any other words in the subject line of your mail. Submitted documents become the property of the Peace Corps and will not be returned.

You will be contacted ONLY if you are deemed qualified. If called for an interview, you will be expected to bring a reference letter from your area Local Council (LC1) as well as your academic credentials.

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT No. 2017-004

Driver (Short term)

About Peace Corps in Uganda

Peace Corps is an international autonomous agency of the US Government with operations in over 65 countries. It operates in Uganda by the invitation of the Government of Uganda. Peace Corps Uganda has memorandum of understanding with government ministries that outline broad areas of agreement of cooperation regarding the work of Peace Corps Volunteers in Uganda. Volunteers are assigned to government and non-government agencies and organizations, community based organizations, universities, colleges and schools who partner to enable Volunteers to provide capacity building in Education, Health and Community Agribusiness. Peace Corps also aims to build cultural understanding between Americans and Ugandans.

Peace Corps Uganda seeks to hire 5 Short Term drivers (on Call /Roster basis).

Position Title:                         Driver (Short term)

Announcement Date:            Monday March 20, 2017

Closing Date:                        Monday April 3, 2017, 4:45 pm

Position Classification:           Personal Services Contract / Short term. Local hire position

Position reports to:                  General Services Officer

Location:                                 Peace Corps Uganda (PCUG) Kampala Office and Training venues in and out of Kampala and Wakiso within Uganda

Travel Requirements

 

Extensive land travel within Uganda

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

The incumbent will operate Peace Corps 4X4 vehicles in accordance with Peace Corps and U.S. Government requirements, local travel regulations, and with supervisor instructions to transport cargo and personnel, Trainees, and Volunteers to appointments in Kampala and throughout the country where Peace Corps and its Volunteers work within Uganda.  The incumbent will also have assigned responsibility in the oversight and backup performance of periodic maintenance and repairs of Peace Corps vehicles.

Specific duties and responsibilities

  1. Driving: Contractor will operate official Peace Corps vehicles to transport passengers and cargo in accordance with all local traffic regulations as well as stricter US government regulations. Vehicle operation is monitored by DriveCam.
  2. Maintenance and repair: Contractor will insure that vehicles are maintained and repaired, either in-house or at referral site.  With the GSM, Contractor will design, stock, and maintain vehicle maintenance systems and operate an in-house servicing capability.  He will also wash and clean the vehicles as needed.
  3. Record keeping: Contractor will maintain vehicle logs that record each trip taken, odometer readings and time of departure and arrival for each trip.  Each time that fuel is put in the vehicle, the Contractor will document on the mileage sheet the amount, odometer reading and date obtained.  Any maintenance must also be recorded.
  4. Contractor will deliver and pick-up messages and parcels.  He will make purchases as requested.  He will do surveys of prices of goods.
  5. Contractor will load and unload heavy items into/from vehicles, as well as help move furniture and equipment from one part of the office and residences to another.
  6. Occasional Money Handler: The PSC may be requested to courier cash and/or purchase orders to various vendors who furnish supplies and/or services to PST/IST training site, or other locations as directed by the Contracting Officer. The PSC may also be requested to courier cash to PC trainees or volunteers. The PSC will not be functioning as a procurement or disbursing official but will only be acting as an intermediary between the Contracting or Disbursing Officer and the recipient. In the case of dealing with vendors, the PSC will not exercise any procurement discretion concerning the supplies or services to be purchased or the cost limits of these purchases; these will be determined by the Contracting Officer.
  7. Other duties as assigned by the GSM and/or the DMO.

Contractor operates Peace Corps vehicles safely at all times.  Immediately communicates Volunteer safety and security concerns and issues to the Safety and Security Manager (SSM) and CD.  Knowledgeable and supportive of Peace Corps safety and security policies and procedures, including the timely reporting of suspicious incidents, persons or articles.

The Contractor is subject to worldwide availability and may be requested by the Peace  Corps to be reassigned or transferred permanently to another Peace Corps Post/Headquarters  or  perform temporary duties (TDY) as required and to travel to other assignments within Peace Corps’ as assigned.  Any such reassignment or transfer shall be subject to agreement of the Contractor.  The Statement of Work as defined will remain the same; however the duties may be subject to change as determined by the Contracting Officer.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  1. Education: Completion of elementary school is required; secondary and related trade school or specialized vehicles repair and maintenance trainings are highly desired.
  2. Prior Work Experience: At least three years of professional chauffeur experience and a valid local driver’s license for following types of vehicles is highly preferred. Classes: B (motor cars), CM (medium commercial), DL (light omnibus), DM (medium omnibus)
  3. Language Proficiency: Ability to speak, read, and write in English (Level III) is required.
  4. Knowledge and ability: Must be familiar with local traffic laws and area traffic patterns is required; knowledge and prior work experience with electronic recordkeeping (computer usage) is also highly desired; knowledge of 4X4 operation will be tested.
  5. Duties require the ability to deal with officials and occasionally VIPs in a relaxed but competent and professional manner.
  6. Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of staff, business people, property owners and PC Volunteers
  7. Demonstrated experience of cross-cultural communication skills is highly desired.
  8. Ability to work a regular Monday through Friday schedule with evening and weekend hours and travel to countryside as may be needed.

Legally able to work in Uganda.

POSITION ELEMENTS

  1. Supervision Received: Under direct supervision of the General Services Officer, vehicle operation is monitored by Drive Camera.
  2.      Supervision Exercised: None
  3. Available Guidance: From supervisor, Peace Corps manuals and established practices.
  4. Exercise of Judgment: Considerable independence and exercise of judgment is required within the job requirements.
  5. Authority to Make Commitments: None
  6. Nature, Level and Purpose of Contacts: Contact with Peace Corps volunteers, staff, vendors, contractors, counterparts.
  7. Time Required to Perform Full Range of Duties after Entry into the Position: 52 weeks.

How to apply

Only Electronic Submissions will be accepted.

Please submit a Word formatted letter of interest, resume, names and contact information for three references to applications@ug.peacecorps.gov .

Clearly indicate your name and the position applied for on the subject line of the cover email as well as on all the attachments: For example “Katungu Bonita_Driver” for the Driver Position. Do not write any other words in the subject line of your mail. Submitted documents become the property of the Peace Corps and will not be returned.

You will be contacted ONLY if you are deemed qualified. If called for an interview, you will be expected to bring a reference letter from your area Local Council (LC1) as well as your academic credentials.

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 09-17

OPEN TO:                    All Interested Candidates/All Sources

POSITION TITLE:         Social Media/CVE Program Assistant

OPENING DATE:         March 17, 2017

CLOSING DATE:          March 30, 2017

HOURS OF WORK:     Full-time, 40 hours/week

POSITION GRADE:      Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN-8 Ugshs 63,281,227p.a.

Inclusive of allowances

Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-6*

*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.

START DATE:      The selected candidate must be able to start work within four weeks of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications, or their candidacy may not be considered.

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

The U.S Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Social Media/CVE Program Assistant.

NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who are being considered. Thank you for your understanding.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

The incumbent serves as an advisor to the Public Affairs Officer (PAO), Information Officer (IO), and Information Assistant, with primary responsibility for managing the Mission’s social media platforms, to include the development and scheduling of content that reflects U.S. government programs and activities in Uganda, and best conveys the Mission’s strategic messages to key local audiences. He or she monitors local social media spaces and provides guidance to the PAO and IO on trending issues and topics, and makes recommendations for potential Mission responses to online audiences. The incumbent has further responsibility for developing programs that enhance the U.S. government’s objective of countering violent extremism (CVE), working with local communities to implement such activities. The Social Media/CVE Program Assistant serves as a back-up to the Media Program Assistant, and in his or her absence, to the Information Assistant.

The incumbent briefs the Front Office and other American officers on current and political developments and trends on a weekly basis and whenever required on a daily basis. Incumbent advises American officers on a variety of sensitive political, social, and cultural issues and related matters, such as gauging the probable reaction of Uganda government officials to U.S. views or proposals. The incumbent must also display initiative in designing and suggesting potential CVE programs for funding and implementation. The incumbent must be able to brief the PAO, IO, TDY visitors, Deputy Chief of Mission and Ambassador on developments and issues with authority and accuracy. This involves oral or written briefings and inputs, evaluating events in historical perspective and identifying their relationships to national trends and to the interests of the U.S. Incumbent must be able to make reasonable projections about the future course of politics and social changes, demonstrating critical judgment and a strong integration of sensitive social, political and economic factors.

The job requires astute judgment, quick decision-making skills and the ability to form thoughtful connections between different political and social developments. The job also requires highly developed diplomatic and communications skills to be able to engage with career and elected U.S. or Ugandan government officials at the highest levels. Incumbent must be able to independently interact with U.S. officials on key substantive issues and informational requests. He or she must demonstrate superior writing and communication skills so as to minimize editing by the American supervisors thereby allowing them to focus their time more efficiently.

Incumbent must maintain a wide range of contacts at the highest level of government including senior government officials, senior military officers, the media, and academia, representatives from Uganda’s traditional kingdoms, and civil society and high ranking members of the Muslim community.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

EDUCATION: University Degree in Social Sciences, Journalism, or Broadcasting is required.

EXPERIENCE: Two to three years of progressive work experience in journalism, broadcasting, public relations, or IT-related work with a private or public organization is required.

LANGUAGE: Level IV English speaking and writing ability is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Proficiency in the use of personal computers (Microsoft programs) is required. Ability to exercise initiative, resourcefulness in obtaining information, drafting concise reports in English, develop and maintain contacts with various media and civil societies or institutions is required.   Familiarity with social media platforms and webpage content management is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE: Working knowledge with the local media community, Ugandan military, social media environment, and civil society is required.

SELECTION PROCESS

When qualified, applicants who are U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and/or preference-eligible U.S. Veterans are given a preference in hiring. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants make themselves known as having a hiring preference and specifically address the required qualifications above in their application.

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HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:

(1)  USEFM who is ALSO a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran

(2)  USEFM OR a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran

(3)  FS on LWOP

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:

1.     Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.

2.     Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.

3.     Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

4.     The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.

5.     Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:

1.     All applications must be submitted online.

2.     Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for US Embassy Kampala using the link below http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/. For further assistance call 0414306450

3.      You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.

4.     On completion of this process you will receive an auto response via your email.

IMPORTANT: Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.  If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process. Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP).

WHERE TO APPLY:

http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/

Telephone: 0414306001

ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.

Your application will be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements including submission of standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a single attachment (No Zipped files, Links or Multiple Attachments) and should not exceed 10MB.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

 VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 08-17

OPEN TO:  Current Employees of the Mission – All Agencies and/or

U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs),

Eligible Family Members (EFMs), or

Members of Household (MOH) – All Agencies

POSITION:                   Chauffeur

OPENING DATE:         March 2, 2017

CLOSING DATE:          March 08, 2017

WORK HOURS:           Full-time, 45 hours/week

SALARY:                      Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN3 Ugshs 30,890,408 p.a.  Inclusive of allowances

Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-BB*

*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.

Download Position Description 

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

The U.S Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Chauffeur.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

Operates a passenger vehicle in accordance with Post One’s instructions to transport Marine Security Detachment (MSG) personnel, official visitors and with advance approval, unofficial guests within the city and surrounding areas.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

 

Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

  1. EDUCATION: Attainment of the Ordinary Level Certificate of Education is required.
  2. EXPERIENCE: Two years of chauffeur experience is required.
  3. LANGUAGE: Level II English ability (Limited) is required. This will be tested.
  4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Must have valid local driver’s license (Class B, CM & DL).
  5. JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Up-Armored Vehicle training is required. Must be familiar with local traffic laws and area traffic patterns.

SELECTION PROCESS 

When qualified, applicants who are U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and/or preference-eligible U.S. Veterans are given a preference in hiring.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants make themselves known as having a hiring preference and specifically address the required qualifications above in their application.

HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:

  • USEFM who is ALSO a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
  • USEFM OR a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
  • FS on LWOP

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:

  1. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
  1. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.
  1. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
  1. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.
  1. Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

HOW TO APPLY: 

Interested Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:  

  1. All applications must be submitted online.
  2. Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for US Embassy Kampala using the link below http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/. For further assistance call 0414306450
  3. You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.
  4. On completion of this process you will receive an auto response via your email.

IMPORTANT:  Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.  If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process.  Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP).

WHERE TO APPLY:

http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/

Telephone: 0414306001

ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.

Your application will be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements including submission of standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a single  attachment (No Zipped files, Links or Multiple Attachments) and should not exceed 10MB.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.  The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation.  Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

 

 

OPEN TO:                   All Interested Candidates/All Sources

POSITION:                  Chauffeur (4)

OPENING DATE:         February 28, 2017

CLOSING DATE:          March 13, 2017

WORK HOURS:           Full-time, 45 hours/week

SALARY:                     Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN3 Ugshs 30,890,408 p.a.  Inclusive of allowances

Download Position Description

Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-BB*    *Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

The U.S Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Chauffeur.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

Operates a passenger vehicle in accordance with dispatcher’s instructions to transport Embassy personnel and official visitors within the city and surrounding areas.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

 EDUCATION: Attainment of the Ordinary Level Certificate of Education is required.

 EXPERIENCE: Two years of chauffeur experience is required.

LANGUAGE: Level II English ability (Limited) is required. This will be tested.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Must have valid local driver’s license (Class B, CM & DL).

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Must be familiar with local traffic laws and area traffic patterns.

SELECTION PROCESS 

When qualified, applicants who are U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and/or preference-eligible U.S. Veterans are given a preference in hiring.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants make themselves known as having a hiring preference and specifically address the required qualifications above in their application.

HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:

  • USEFM who is ALSO a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
  • USEFM OR a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
  • FS on LWOP

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:

  1. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
  2. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.
  3. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
  4. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.
  5. Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

HOW TO APPLY: 

Interested Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:  

  1. All applications must be submitted online.
  2. Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for US Embassy Kampala using the link below http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/. For further assistance call 0414306450
  3. You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.
  4. On completion of this process you will receive an auto response via your email.

IMPORTANT:  Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.  If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process.  Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP).

WHERE TO APPLY:

http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/

Telephone: 0414306001

ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.

Your application will be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements including submission of standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a single  attachment (No Zipped files, Links or Multiple Attachments) and should not exceed 10MB.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.  The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation.  Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

 

 

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT No. 2017- 002

Peace Corps is an international autonomous agency of the US Government with operations in over 65 countries. It operates in Uganda by the invitation of the Government of Uganda. Peace Corps Uganda has memoranda of understanding with government ministries that outline broad areas of agreement of cooperation regarding the work of Peace Corps Volunteers in Uganda. Volunteers are assigned to government and non-government agencies and organizations, community based organizations, universities, colleges and schools who partner to enable Volunteers to provide capacity building in Literacy Education, Health, Agriculture and Medical and Nursing Education; also aims to build cultural understanding between Americans and Ugandans.

See https://www.peacecorps.gov/uganda for more details about Peace Corps Uganda.

Announcement Date:        Monday February 27, 2017

Closing Date:                    Monday March 13, 4:45 pm

Position Classification:     Personal Services Contract, full time, 40 hours/week

Position reports to:           Program Manager, Education

Location:                          Peace Corps Uganda office, Kampala

For more details about this job, please refer to the website https://www.peacecorps.gov/uganda/contracts/

This is a local hire position and applicants must be legally able to work in Uganda.

Basic Function of Position:

This position supports the Peace Corps Uganda’s Primary Literacy Project, implemented by the Education Sector, and works as part of a team with all members of the Programming and Training and Administrative Units. The Literacy Project aims to assist Ugandan Pupils gain access to literacy through teachers trained in literacy teaching techniques, access to culturally relevant learning resources and safe schools

Responsibilities include: Coordination and serving as a liaison between Peace Corps Uganda staff and Volunteers and Literacy implementing partners, which includes collaboration with MOES and other stakeholders. Also provides technical leadership, and monitoring Volunteer projects for quality assurance and alignment to the project plan, data collection, reporting and evaluation.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Include, but are not limited to, the following:

Assist the Education Program Manager with Project Development and Management (approximately 30% of the time)

Assist in planning, developing, maintaining, managing and implementing Peace Corps literacy projects that reflect and serve the needs of Uganda as ascribed by the Ministry of Education, National DEAR Day (Drop Everything and Read), Uganda Spelling Bee in Local Language, and Teach to LEAD (Leadership in Education teacher workshop).

  • Assist in developing assignments for Volunteers through site identification visits and other relevant activities, and in maintaining contacts with potential sponsoring agencies to assure that prospective sites meet the minimum criteria for safety and security, workable job assignment, and viable housing situations for Volunteers.
  • Assist in preparing documentation for the Peace Corps Primary Literacy Project that conforms to the mission, goals and standards of Peace Corps. Those include:
  • An annual work plan for PCU approval with activities and budget in line with promoting reading work for PCV trainers.
  • Semi-annual and annual activity reports to Peace Corps Washington and partners.
  • Other interim or special reports and data as determined for projects reflecting the collaboration between Peace Corps and MOES.
  • Assists with Project Status Reports (PSRs)
  • Weekly news Bulletins shared with partners and Volunteers
  • Submit reports on large scale literacy initiatives.
  • Assist in planning, implementing and monitoring funded activities in conformance with relevant Peace Corps Washington policies and rules.

Coordination of Partnership (approximately 15% of the time)

Liaise between PC-Uganda and key literacy partners in Uganda on literacy goals and approaches.

  • Assist the Program Manager on advising and coordinating overall strategic directions between PC-Uganda, PCVs, and literacy partners.
  • Facilitate the collaboration and continuous dialogue among Peace Corps, MOES, key literacy partners in Uganda; the Program Specialist Education will stay informed and assess potential for creative and appropriate ways to partner with literacy partners and communicate those to relevant parties for agreement.
  • Assist Program Manger to launch, call and chair meetings of partnership stakeholders including MOES, Peace Corps, and other international and local NGO implementers.

Assist with Pre-Service and In-Service Training (approximately 20% of the time)

Participate as team member to prepare Trainees/Volunteers to be a valuable member of their Ugandan communities. S/he will:

  • Serve as a contributing designer and trainer for Trainees/Volunteers on teaching Literacy and making literacy instructional materials for pre-service and in-service trainings.
  • Provide on-going literacy technical support to Trainees/Volunteers.
  • Assist in evaluating pre-service and in-service training events.

Assist with Project Monitoring and Evaluation (approximately 10% of the time)

Implementing effective project monitoring and evaluation activities, specifically Early Grade Reading Assessment and Teacher Training assessments for reporting towards standard indicators in the Project Framework.

  • Coordinate preparation of annual monitoring documents.
  • Prepare site monitoring visit reports, and review those of other team members as appropriate, and literacy project evaluation reports.

Assist with Volunteer Support (approximately 20% of the time)

Assist with and travel throughout the country to provide advice and support to Volunteers who are working on literacy and document activities and results in regular site visit reports that are submitted to the Program Manager.

  • Serve as primary point of contact [“Champion”] and support for minimum 20 Volunteers.
  • Keep the Safety & Security Manager informed of any safety and security concerns at a Volunteer’s site.
  • Review Volunteer Reports and render constructive feedback in a timely manner

Other Duties and Activities (approximately 5% of the time)

Perform other duties as assigned

Addresses Volunteer safety and security by adhering to Peace Corps site development policies and procedures.  Identifies and immediately communicates Volunteer safety and security concerns and issues to the Safety and Security Manager (SSM) and the Country Director (CD).  Assists Program Managers/APCDs to ensure that prospective sites meet established programmatic and safety/security criteria (e.g., safe housing, a clearly defined assignment with an organization that shows real interest in working with a Volunteer, etc.). Reviews and references site history files when evaluating potential sites, and incorporates appropriate safety and security-related information into site history files.  Monitors Volunteer compliance with Peace Corps policies, especially related to safety and security. Participates in the design and implementation of the Emergency Action Plan (EAP).  Acts as duty officer, as needed.  Knowledgeable and supportive of Peace Corps safety and security policies and procedures, including the timely reporting of suspicious incidents, persons or articles.

The Contractor is subject to worldwide availability and may be requested by the Peace  Corps to be reassigned or transferred permanently to another Peace Corps Post/Headquarters  or  perform temporary duties (TDY) as required and to travel to other assignments within Peace Corps’ as assigned.  Any such reassignment or transfer shall be subject to agreement of the Contractor.  The Statement of Work as defined will remain the same; however the duties may be subject to change as determined by the Contracting Officer.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor of Arts/Science in Education or related degree.
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English language.
  • Experience as an Educator in Uganda with minimum three years teaching, or related, experience.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision; good organization and time management skills;
  • Willingness to take the initiative; excellent teamwork skills, strong service attitude; personal integrity; strong cross-cultural skills; strong interpersonal skills, strong interest in Uganda’s development; and ability to travel extensively.
  • Ability to work regularly from Monday through Friday schedule with occasional evening and weekend hours when necessary.
  • Preferred:
    • National level certification as a teacher (Uganda, USA or other).
    • One year or more of teacher training experience.
    • One year experience working with relevant government agencies, not-for-profit organizations, or private businesses.

Position Elements

  • Supervision Received: Supervised by the Education Program Manager. For new, difficult, or unusual tasks, supervisors give directions on objectives and suggested procedures. The Program Specialist – Education is expected to take the initiative to meet established deadlines, and document and communicate procedures to the Program Manager.
  • Available Guidelines: 1) Peace Corps Manual, 2) Foreign Affairs Manual 3) instructions provided by the Program Managers and the Programming and Training Officer. 4) Ugandan Curriculum for PTC and Primary schools.
  • Exercise of Judgment: Broad exercise of judgment within the confines of job responsibilities. The Program Specialist – Education is expected to research, negotiate, and suggest solutions within the confines of the job responsibilities.
  • Nature, Level and Purpose of Contacts: Works closely with Program Managers, Programming and Training Director, Training Manager. Country Director and Peace Corps Trainees and Volunteers. Communicates at all levels as required by the job responsibilities.
  • Supervision Exercised: None
  • Length of contract: One year, renewable upon good performance and funding availability.

How to apply

Only Electronic Submissions will be accepted.

Please submit a Word formatted letter of interest, resume, names and contact information (tel and email) for three references to applications@ug.peacecorps.gov

Clearly indicate your name and the position applied for on the subject line of the cover email as well as on all the attachments: For example “Katungu Bonita_PS Education” for the Program Specialist – Education position. Do not write any other words in the subject line of your mail. Submitted documents become the property of the Peace Corps and will not be returned.

You will be contacted ONLY if you are deemed qualified. If called for an interview, you will be expected to bring a reference letter from your area Local Council (LC1) as well as your academic credentials.

Announcement Date:        Monday February 20, 2017

Closing Date:                    Monday March 6, 4:45 pm

Position Classification:     Personal Services Contract / Short term

Position reports to:           Training Manager

Location:                          Training venues in or out of Kampala, within Uganda

The U.S. Peace Corps is an agency that promotes international peace, friendship, and sustainable development by providing trained men and women, Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs), to serve in countries that have requested assistance.  It operates in Uganda by the invitation of the Government of Uganda. Peace Corps Uganda has memoranda of understanding with government ministries that outline broad areas of agreement of cooperation regarding the work of Peace Corps Volunteers in Uganda. Volunteers are assigned to government and non-government agencies and organizations, community based organizations, universities, colleges and schools who partner to enable Volunteers to provide capacity building in Literacy Education, Health, Agriculture and Medical and Nursing Education; also aims to build cultural understanding between Americans and Ugandans.  See https://www.peacecorps.gov/uganda  for more details about Peace Corps Uganda.

For more details about these jobs, please refer to the website https://www.peacecorps.gov/uganda/contracts/

These are local hire positions and applicants must be legally able to work in Uganda.

How to apply

Only Electronic Submissions will be accepted.

Please submit a Word formatted letter of interest, resume, names and contact information (tel and email) for three references to applications@ug.peacecorps.gov

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Clearly indicate your name and the position applied for on the subject line of the cover email as well as on all the attachments: For example “Katungu Bonita_LCF Ateso” for the LCF Ateso position. Do not write any other words in the subject line of your mail. Submitted documents become the property of the Peace Corps and will not be returned.

You will be contacted ONLY if you are deemed qualified. If called for an interview, you will be expected to bring a reference letter from your area Local Council (LC1) as well as your academic credentials.

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 01-17

OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates/All Sources

POSITION TITLE: Procurement Assistant

OPENING DATE: January 12, 2017

CLOSING DATE: January 25, 2017

HOURS OF WORK: Full-time, 40 hours/week

POSITION GRADE: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN-7 Ugshs 46,440,981p.a.
Inclusive of allowances Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-7*
*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.

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START DATE: The selected candidate must be able to start work within four weeks of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications, or their candidacy may not be considered.

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

The U.S Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Procurement Assistant.

NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who are being considered. Thank you for your understanding.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Responsible for the day-to-day procurement duties from inception of acquisition to final rendering upon receipts.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

1. EDUCATION: An Honors Degree in Procurement and Logistics Management or Purchasing and Supply Management is required.

2. EXPERIENCE: Two years relevant experience in procurement related work is required with emphasis on practical and hands-on responsibility.

3. LANGUAGE: Level IV (good working knowledge) English ability is required.

4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Good organizational skills, sense of priorities, ability to understand and process various types of documents, and computer skills in various programs. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

5. JOB KNOWLEDGE: A good working knowledge of procurement regulations, instructions and procedures, use of catalogs, contracting procedures and practices, good knowledge of local market practices and pricing customs is required.
Knowledge of U.S. Government regulations and their application to specific situations, in-depth use of catalogs and equipment indexes is required.

SELECTION PROCESS
When qualified, applicants who are U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and/or preference-eligible U.S. Veterans are given a preference in hiring. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants make themselves known as having a hiring preference and specifically address the required qualifications above in their application.

HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:

(1) USEFM who is ALSO a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
(2) USEFM OR a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
(3) FS on LWOP

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:
1. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.

2. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.

3. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

4. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.

5. Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

HOW TO APPLY:
Interested Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:
1. All applications must be submitted online.
2. Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for US Embassy Kampala using the link below http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/. For further assistance call 0414306450
3. You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.
4. On completion of this process you will receive an auto response via your email.
IMPORTANT: Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process. Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP).

WHERE TO APPLY:
http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/
Telephone: 0414306001

ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.
Your application will be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements including submission of standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a single attachment (No Zipped files, Links or Multiple Attachments) and should not exceed 10MB.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

OPENING DATE: December 27, 2016

CLOSING DATE: January 10, 2017

HOURS OF WORK: Full-time, 40 hours/week

POSITION GRADE: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN-4 Ugshs 30,888,655 p.a.
Inclusive of allowances
Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-AA*
*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.

START DATE: The selected candidate must be able to start work within four weeks of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications, or their candidacy may not be considered.

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

The U.S Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Carpenter.

NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who are being considered. Thank you for your understanding.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Assigned to the Maintenance Section performing carpentry duties.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

1. EDUCATION: Completion of secondary school and completion of vocational training or apprenticeship recognized as producing journeyman carpentry skills is required.

2. EXPERIENCE: One year of journeyman carpentry experience is required.

3. LANGUAGE: Level II English ability is required.

4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must be able to use all tools of the trade is required. Must have a valid Ugandan driver’s license with good driving experience.

5. JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must have full journeyman carpentry knowledge of established practices and procedures of the carpentry trade is required.

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SELECTION PROCESS
When qualified, applicants who are U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and/or preference-eligible U.S. Veterans are given a preference in hiring. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants make themselves known as having a hiring preference and specifically address the required qualifications above in their application.
HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:

(1) USEFM who is ALSO a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
(2) USEFM OR a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
(3) FS on LWOP

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:
1. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.

2. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.

3. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

4. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.

5. Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

HOW TO APPLY:
Interested Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:
1. All applications must be submitted online.
2. Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for US Embassy Kampala using the link below http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/. For further assistance call 0414306450
3. You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.
4. On completion of this process you will receive an auto response via your email.

IMPORTANT: Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process. Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP).

WHERE TO APPLY:

http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/
Telephone: 0414306001

ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.
Your application will be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements including submission of standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a single attachment (No Zipped files, Links or Multiple Attachments) and should not exceed 10MB.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 109-16

OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates/All Sources

POSITION TITLE: Public Affairs Assistant (Fixed Term)

OPENING DATE: December 22, 2016

CLOSING DATE: January 5, 2017

HOURS OF WORK: Full-time, 40 hours/week

POSITION GRADE: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN-7 Ugshs 42,954,740 p.a.
Inclusive of allowances
Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-7*
*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.

START DATE: The selected candidate must be able to start work within four weeks of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications, or their candidacy may not be considered.

Download Solicitation document:

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

The U.S Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Public Affairs Assistant.

NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who are being considered. Thank you for your understanding.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Under the direct supervision of the Public Affairs Officer, provides logistical, clerical and administrative support for all of Embassy Kampala’s public affairs programs.
This is a Fixed Term position for 9 Months. Fixed Term means that this appointment is for a fixed period of time (typically 9 months) and that the Human Resources Office may terminate this contract at the convenience of the U.S. Government. The Human Resources Office also advises that you are not a permanent employee and shall not be eligible for severance/retirement benefits that are due to permanent employees upon separation.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

1. EDUCATION: Completion of university degree in liberal arts is required.

2. EXPERIENCE: Two years of progressively responsible work in advanced secretarial or program administration experience is required.

3. LANGUAGE: List both English and host country language(s) by level and specialization.
Level IV in written and spoken English required.

4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Skill in personal computing, excellent work processing skills, as is experience with database management and internet resources is required.

5. JOB KNOWLEDGE: Working knowledge of Uganda’s government institutions and cultural, educational, and media organizations required.

SELECTION PROCESS
When qualified, applicants who are U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and/or preference-eligible U.S. Veterans are given a preference in hiring. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants make themselves known as having a hiring preference and specifically address the required qualifications above in their application.
HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:

(1) USEFM who is ALSO a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
(2) USEFM OR a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
(3) FS on LWOP

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:
1. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.

2. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.

3. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

4. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.

5. Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

HOW TO APPLY:
Interested Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:
1. All applications must be submitted online.
2. Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for US Embassy Kampala using the link below http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/. For further assistance call 0414306450
3. You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.
4. On completion of this process you will receive an auto response via your email.

IMPORTANT: Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process. Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP).

WHERE TO APPLY:
http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/
Telephone: 0414306001

ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.
Your application will be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements including submission of standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a single attachment (No Zipped files, Links or Multiple Attachments) and should not exceed 10MB.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 110-16

OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates/All Sources

POSITION TITLE: PEPFAR Program Assistant (Fixed Term)

OPENING DATE: December 21, 2016

CLOSING DATE: January 4, 2017

HOURS OF WORK: Full-time, 40 hours/week

POSITION GRADE: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN8- Ugshs 58,497,999p.a.
Inclusive of allowances
Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-6*
*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.

START DATE: The selected candidate must be able to start work within four weeks of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications, or their candidacy may not be considered.

Download Solicitation document

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

The U.S Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of PEPFAR Program Assistant.

NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who are being considered. Thank you for your understanding.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
The incumbent serves as the operational, logistical, and administrative assistant in the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Coordination Office. The direct supervisor is the PEPFAR Coordinator, who reports to the Ambassador and is supervised by the Deputy Chief of Mission. The incumbent contributes to the goals and objectives of PEPFAR in Uganda and works with the in-country PEPFAR staff to ensure the successful outcome of PEPFAR-funded activities. Major duties include assisting with the preparation of the $300 million Country Operational Plan each year, instructing Washington where to reprogram budget lines three-four times per year, and maintaining the database covering the 360 USG staff funded by PEPFAR.

This is a Fixed Term position for 9 Months. Fixed Term means that this appointment is for a fixed period of time (typically 9 months) and that the Human Resources Office may terminate this contract at the convenience of the U.S. Government. The Human Resources Office also advises that you are not a permanent employee and shall not be eligible for severance/retirement benefits that are due to permanent employees upon separation.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

1. EDUCATION: Completion of University degree in Business Administration, Public Health, Social Sciences or Education is required.

2. EXPERIENCE: Three years of increasingly responsible experience in program/project management, or administration, including working with more senior staff in the organization is required.

3. LANGUAGE:
Level IV (fluent – written and spoken) English ability is required.

4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Advanced training in Microsoft Access, Excel, Word and Outlook and is required. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to process large amounts of information and organize it into useful formats is required.

5. JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must possess good knowledge of USG policies and procedures as they relate to the implementation of PEPFAR. Must have good understanding of the operations of the GOU, NGOs, and civil society organizations working in HIV/AIDS.

SELECTION PROCESS
When qualified, applicants who are U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and/or preference-eligible U.S. Veterans are given a preference in hiring. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants make themselves known as having a hiring preference and specifically address the required qualifications above in their application.
HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:

(1) USEFM who is ALSO a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
(2) USEFM OR a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
(3) FS on LWOP

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:

1. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.

2. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.

3. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

4. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.

5. Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

HOW TO APPLY:
Interested Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:
1. All applications must be submitted online.
2. Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for US Embassy Kampala using the link below http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/. For further assistance call 0414306450
3. You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.
4. On completion of this process you will receive an auto response via your email.

IMPORTANT: Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process. Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP).

WHERE TO APPLY:
http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/
Telephone: 0414306001

ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.
Your application will be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements including submission of standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a single attachment (No Zipped files, Links or Multiple Attachments) and should not exceed 10MB.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 107-16
OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates/All Sources

POSITION TITLE: Housing Assistant

OPENING DATE: December 12, 2016

CLOSING DATE: December 23, 2016

HOURS OF WORK: Full-time, 40 hours/week

Download Position Description:

POSITION GRADE: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN-6 Ugshs 41,892,912 p.a.
Inclusive of allowances. Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-8*
*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.

START DATE: The selected candidate must be able to start work within four weeks of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications, or their candidacy may not be considered.

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

The U.S Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Housing Assistant.

NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who are being considered. Thank you for your understanding.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Acts as point of contact and coordinator for all landlord-funded residential housing repairs, make-readies, and terminations and serves as liaison between the General Services Office and Facilities Maintenance Section (FM) in scheduling such work in conjunction with on-going work orders. Coordinates with FM, Property, POSHO, RSO, and IRM to ensure that required repairs, furnishings, safety upgrades, security measures, and telephones are in place in time for new arrivals. Conducts arrival and departure inspections at residences as part of GSO Check-In and Check-Out. Verifies accuracy of utility bills and landlord-funded repair invoices. Works with landlord to explain US Mission standards and requirements for residential housing. Reports to General Services Officer (GSO), but must liaise directly with Facilities Maintenance Manager (FM).

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

1. EDUCATION: Completion of secondary school is required.

2. EXPERIENCE: Three years’ experience in building/housing safety/health/environmental
maintenance management is required.
3. LANGUAGE: Level IV English ability (reading and writing) is required.

4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Cross cultural communication skills capable of mediating conflicting interests of American Embassy residents, facilities maintenance staff, and landlords. Must be tactful, yet effective, in dealing with American personnel relative to the status of their arrival and departure inspections, demonstrating exemplary customer service. Must have a valid driver’s license and should be able to operate a manual car.

5. JOB KNOWLEDGE: Working knowledge of US Department of State housing and leasing standards, basic local journeyman work practices, and residential safety and security standards.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained on our website at https://ug.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/ and/or by contacting the Human Resources Office on 0414306001.

SELECTION PROCESS
When qualified, applicants who are U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and/or preference-eligible U.S. Veterans are given a preference in hiring. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants make themselves known as having a hiring preference and specifically address the required qualifications above in their application.

HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:

(1) USEFM who is ALSO a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
(2) USEFM OR a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
(3) FS on LWOP

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:

1. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.

2. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.

3. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

4. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.

5. Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

HOW TO APPLY:
Interested Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:
1. All applications must be submitted online
2. Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for US Embassy Kampala using the link below http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/.
3. You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.
4. On completion of this process you will receive an auto response via your email.

IMPORTANT: Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process. Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP).

WHERE TO APPLY:

http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/
Telephone: 0414306001

ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.
Your application will be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements including submission of standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a single attachment (No Zipped files, Links or Multiple Attachments) and should not exceed 10MB.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT No. 2016-019

Announcement Date: Monday December 12, 2016
Closing Date: Monday December 26, 2016, 4:45 pm
Position Classification: Personal Services Contract, full time, 40hrs/week.
Position reports to: Director of Programming and Training (DPT)
Location: Peace Corps Uganda (PCUG) Office, Kampala

The U.S. Peace Corps is an agency that promotes international peace, friendship, and sustainable development by providing trained men and women, Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs), to serve in countries that have requested assistance. It operates in Uganda by the invitation of the Government of Uganda. Peace Corps Uganda has memoranda of understanding with government ministries that outline broad areas of agreement of cooperation regarding the work of Peace Corps Volunteers in Uganda. Volunteers are assigned to government and non-government agencies and organizations, community based organizations, universities, colleges and schools who partner to enable Volunteers to provide capacity building in Literacy Education, Health, Agriculture,
Medical and Nursing Education; also aims to build cultural understanding between Americans and Ugandans. See https://www.peacecorps.gov/uganda for more details about Peace Corps Uganda.

BASIC FUNCTION

In PC-Uganda, the Programming and Partnerships Coordinator (PPC) will provide programmatic knowledge management and media support, PCV programming and outreach support, and partnership coordination for all PCVs in the field. Through the promotion of best practices, partnership development and maintenance, and sharing of useful cross sector programming opportunities, the PPC will enable more PCVs to engage in significantly more meaningful work opportunities during their tenure in their host communities. The PPC will work hand-in-hand with Programming and Training staff to identify PCVs in need of additional programmatic guidance and support and will reach out to those PCVs to encourage them to engage in projects with a proven track record for success and connect them to partner learning materials and collaboration opportunities. Programmatic support for PCVs and partnership coordination require the incumbent to be among the most active staff members in reaching out to PCVs and building relationships based on trust, efficiency and productivity. The PPC will serve as the cross-sector institutional memory for Peace Corps Uganda and will be expected to collaborate with PCVs to produce materials that promote the sharing of programmatic success stories, best practices and lessons learned which can then be replicated by future generations of PCVs and shared back with key partners.

1. Knowledge Management and Media 35%
2. Volunteer Program & Outreach Support 30%
3. Partnership Coordination 25%
4. Training 10%

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Knowledge Management and Media – 35%
• Create effective programmatic communities of practice with key program managers, PCVLs and OPATS and OGHH/PEPFAR staff outside of Uganda that can assist in the broadcasting of PCV project-level success stories, lessons learned documents and best practices that can be replicable by PCVs in Uganda.
• Liaise with the DPT, PMs and Champions to keep abreast on the activities being conducted in Uganda at the host community level.
• Utilize social media platforms, video, audio and to promote best practices amongst the current PCV Uganda community and strategic partners such as PEPFAR, Grassroot Soccer, and STOMP Malaria.
• Use desktop publishing software to develop high quality, professional, useful Site Announcement sheets for each new and replacement site developed at Peace Corps Uganda in all sectors.
• Coordinate the community data gathering efforts by current PCVs who are going to be replaced so that the information can be fed into the Site Announcement sheets and other knowledge sharing platforms.
• Utilize mapping software to ensure that all site locator forms are accurate and up-to-date for both programmatic and security purposes.
• Liaise with programmatic committees to ensure that best practices are being promoted to the general PCV audience through knowledge management and media platforms.

2. Volunteer Program & Outreach Support 30%
• Work with the DPT, PMs and Champions to identify PCVs in need of programmatic guidance and support, with a particular focus on integrating HIV/AIDS, Youth Development, and Gender.
• Troubleshoot collaborative opportunities between PCVs and partners to ensure that expectations of all sides of the arrangement (PCV, partner, PC Uganda, GOU) are being met.
• Use VIDA to track all relevant discussions with PCVs so that P&T staff members can be kept abreast of the PCV’s activities.
• Liaise with PCVs to identify potential partners in the field with whom we have overlapping goals and objectives, particularly in the areas of HIV/AIDS, Youth, and Gender.
• Manage Volunteer Exchange sector specific and cross-sector program requests on behalf of the P&T staff to ensure that the exchanges are meaningful training and collaborative opportunities.
• Initiate dialogue with PCVs to go into detail about their programmatic challenges at site, troubleshooting solutions with them on ways to navigate the challenges.

3. Partnership Coordination 25%
• Working under the direction of the Country Director (CD) and the DPT, serve as the lead coordinator on the development of meaningful work partnerships (in all sectors) between Peace Corps and international (and local) development partners.
• Coordinate with program staff on the promotion and stewardship of key partnerships at PC Uganda such as PEPFAR, Grassroots Soccer and STOMP Malaria
• Liaise with PCVs in the field in order to cultivate and scale up their own partnership development efforts, broadening the impact of these collaborations to a larger proportion of Volunteers as a result.
• Promote Peace Corps Uganda as a valuable resource for international development partners looking for grass-roots level information and support for their projects.
• Assist the DPT in developing an outreach campaign to relevant partners with whom we have overlapping goals and objectives.
• Participate in exploratory meetings with current and potential partners, representing the collaboration from the PCVs perspective in the field.
• Manage the contact information of all active and potential partners of PC Uganda.
• Develop a district-level electronic map that identifies potential and actual partners’ zones of implementation to serve as a means of providing more collaborative opportunities for our PCVs in the field.
• Create an RPCV database for COS conference participation and other events needing RPCV support.
• Work with PCVs in the field to encourage them to experiment on collaborative opportunities with other development organizations sharing a geographic implementation zone with our PCVs.

4. Training and Miscellaneous 10%
• Participate in occasional IST events as a means of providing useful programmatic information on success stories, lessons learned and best practices that can be scaled up through the replication of efforts of other PCVs.
• Promote collaboration and partnership opportunities amongst the PCV population at training events, providing sufficient detail so that PCVs can buy into the mission and assume ownership for the collaborative opportunities to make it their own.
• Respond timely to additional assignments from the DPT and CD.

Safety and Security Duty
Addresses Volunteer safety and security by adhering to Peace Corps site development policies and procedures. Identifies and immediately communicates Volunteer safety and security concerns and issues to the Safety and Security Manager (SSM) and the Country Director (CD). Assists Program Managers/APCDs to ensure that prospective sites meet established programmatic and safety/security criteria (e.g., safe housing, a clearly defined assignment with an organization that shows real interest in working with a Volunteer, etc.). Reviews and references site history files when evaluating potential sites, and incorporates appropriate safety and security-related information into site history files. Monitors Volunteer compliance with Peace Corps policies, especially related to safety and security. Participates in the design and implementation of the Emergency Action Plan (EAP). Acts as duty officer, as needed. Knowledgeable and supportive of Peace Corps safety and security policies and procedures, including the timely reporting of suspicious incidents, persons or articles.

The Contractor is subject to worldwide availability and may be requested by the Peace Corps to be reassigned or transferred permanently to another Peace Corps Post/Headquarters or perform temporary duties (TDY) as required and to travel to other assignments within Peace Corps’ as assigned. Any such reassignment or transfer shall be subject to agreement of the Contractor. The Statement of Work as defined will remain the same; however the duties may be subject to change as determined by the Contracting Officer.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Education: A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
• Working experience: At least 2 years of experience in developing programmatic partnerships, Volunteer support and management, use of media and knowledge management systems to support programs is desired.
• Skills and abilities: Excellent computer skills including word processing and spreadsheet programs; excellent command of English, both spoken and written; native ability in spoken and written of at least one Ugandan language. Ability to work independently with little supervision; good organization and time management skills; willingness to take the initiative; excellent teamwork skills, strong service attitude; personal integrity; strong cross-cultural skills; strong interpersonal skills, strong interest in Uganda’s development. Ability and willingness to travel extensively. Ability to work on a regular Monday through Friday schedule with evening and weekend hours when necessary.
Ability to travel throughout Uganda as needed for implementation of the program and in line with the job.
• Languages: Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

*Must be legally able to work in Uganda.

POSITION ELEMENTS
• Supervision Received: The Director, Programming and Training (DPT).
• Available Guidelines: Peace Corps Manual, CSPP project guidelines, instructions provided by the CD, DPT and Program Managers.
• Exercise of Judgment: Broad exercise of judgment within the confines of job responsibilities.
• Limits of Authority: The PPC is expected to research, negotiate, and suggest solutions within the confines of the job responsibilities.
• Nature, Level and Purpose of Contacts: Works closely with Program Managers, the Director of Programming and Training, Training Manager, Country Director, Peace Corps Trainees and Volunteers. Communicates at all levels as required by the job responsibilities.
• Supervision Exercised: None
• Time Required to Perform Duties: The PPC shall not work less than 40 hours per week. The PPC is paid per day on a bi-weekly basis. Work days may vary in length according to the needs of the program, and may include holiday, weekend and evening work.
• Authority to Make Commitments: The PPC will have no authority to make commitments of USG funds.
• Time Required to Perform Full Range of Duties: The time required for a qualified individual without experience in Peace Corps to perform fully and adequately duties of this position is 52 weeks.

HOW TO APPLY

Only Electronic Submissions will be accepted.

Please submit a Word formatted letter of interest, resume, names and contact information for three references to applications@ug.peacecorps.gov

Clearly indicate your name and the position applied for on the subject line of the cover email as well as on all the attachments: For example “Katungu Bonita_PPC” for the Programming and Partnerships Coordinator Position. Do not write any other words in the subject line of your mail. Submitted documents become the property of the Peace Corps and will not be returned.

You will be contacted ONLY if you are deemed qualified. If called for an interview, you will be expected to bring a reference letter from your area Local Council (LC1) as well as your academic credentials.

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 103-16

OPEN TO: All Qualified Candidates

POSITION TITLE: Supply Clerk

OPENING DATE: December 5, 2016

CLOSING DATE: December 19, 2016

HOURS OF WORK: Full-time, 40 hours/week

POSITION GRADE: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN-5 Ugshs 34,509,568 p.a. Inclusive of allowances. Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-9*
*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.

START DATE: The selected candidate must be able to start work within four weeks of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications, or their candidacy may not be considered.

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ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

The U.S Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Supply Clerk.

NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who are being considered. Thank you for your understanding.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Working under the Property Management Supervisor, position performs expendable property (EXP) data entry duties.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

1. EDUCATION: Completion of secondary school (both ‘O and A’) and post-secondary training in logistics, supplies, and/or warehousing is required.

2. EXPERIENCE: Two years of work experience with stores, supplies, and/or warehousing required.

3. LANGUAGE: Level III English ability (good working knowledge) is required.

4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to acquire more detailed knowledge of instructions and typing ability. Must have a valid Ugandan driver’s license with good driving experience.

5. JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must have a general knowledge of Department of State and associated agency supply procedures and instructions.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained on our website at https://ug.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/ and/or by contacting the Human Resources Office on 0414306001.

SELECTION PROCESS
When qualified, applicants who are U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and/or preference-eligible U.S. Veterans are given a preference in hiring. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants make themselves known as having a hiring preference and specifically address the required qualifications above in their application.
HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:

(1) USEFM who is ALSO a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
(2) USEFM OR a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
(3) FS on LWOP

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:

1. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.

2. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.

3. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

4. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.

5. Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

HOW TO APPLY:
Interested Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:
1. All applications must be submitted online
2. Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for US Embassy Kampala using the link below http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/.
3. You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.
4. On completion of this process you will receive an auto response via your email.

IMPORTANT: Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process. Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP).

WHERE TO APPLY:

http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/
Telephone: 0414306001

ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.
Your application will be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements including submission of standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a single attachment (No Zipped files, Links or Multiple Attachments) and should not exceed 10MB.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 105-16

OPEN TO: All Qualified Candidates

POSITION TITLE: Property Management Supervisor

OPENING DATE: December 5, 2016

CLOSING DATE: December 19, 2016

HOURS OF WORK: Full-time, 40 hours/week

POSITION GRADE: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN-9 Ugshs 75,718,515 p.a.
Inclusive of allowances Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-5*
*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.

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START DATE: The selected candidate must be able to start work within four weeks of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications, or their candidacy may not be considered.

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

The U.S Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Property Management Supervisor.

NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who are being considered. Thank you for your understanding.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
The incumbent supervises thirty two employees. Is responsible for the supervision of all State, USAID, CDC, NIH, DAO, and MSG warehouse activities, overseeing the full range of duties relating to expendable and non-expendable property management, the inventory reconciliation process, arranging for auctions, facilitating the house make ready process, and setting up US Mission functions. The incumbent is the Responsible Party for approximately $10 million in Non-Expendable (NXP) and Expendable Property (EXP).

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

1. EDUCATION: Completion of O & A levels; Diploma in Property/Asset Management, or Store keeping, Warehousing, and or Logistics Management is required. Could add procurement and logistics.

2. EXPERIENCE: Four years’ experience in asset management, warehousing, and/or logistics management is required. This experience should include supervision of staff and inventory management.

3. LANGUAGE: Ability to speak and read English (Level IV) is required.

4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Level III typing ability, must possess a valid driver’s license, commendable supervisory and interpersonal/communication skills is required.

5. JOB KNOWLEDGE: Excellent working knowledge and understanding of current store management regulations and guidelines relevant to storage, supply, inventory taking and disposal is required.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained on our website at https://ug.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/ and/or by contacting the Human Resources Office on 0414306001.

SELECTION PROCESS
When qualified, applicants who are U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and/or preference-eligible U.S. Veterans are given a preference in hiring. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants make themselves known as having a hiring preference and specifically address the required qualifications above in their application.

HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:

(1) USEFM who is ALSO a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
(2) USEFM OR a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
(3) FS on LWOP

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:

1. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.

2. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.

3. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

4. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.

5. Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

HOW TO APPLY:
Interested Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:
1. All applications must be submitted online
2. Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for US Embassy Kampala using the link below http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/.
3. You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.
4. On completion of this process you will receive an auto response via your email.

IMPORTANT: Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process. Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP).

WHERE TO APPLY:
http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/
Telephone: 0414306001

ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.
Your application will be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements including submission of standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a single attachment (No Zipped files, Links or Multiple Attachments) and should not exceed 10MB.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT (Re-advertisement)
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 104-16

OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates/All Sources

POSITION : Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

POSITION LOCATION: USAID, Program and Policy Development (PPD)

OPENING DATE: December 5, 2016

CLOSING DATE: December 25, 2016

WORK HOURS: 40 hours per week

SALARY: FSN-11 (Ugshs 137,483,2454 to 202,072,484
p.a. inclusive of allowances).

 

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USAID/Uganda is seeking for a qualified individual for the position of Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Responsible for ensuring Mission compliance with USAID performance management and evaluation policy as set forth in Automated Directives System Chapter 203, as well as Mission policy as set forth in the current USAID/Uganda Evaluation Mission Order. As the senior Mission subject-matter expert (SME) on all matters M&E, s/he advises the PPD Director and Deputy Director, the Mission Director and his/her Deputy, the Mission Office of Acquisition and Assistance, and Mission technical teams on all aspects of Mission program performance monitoring and evaluation, ensures that progress toward intended results is monitored, recorded and reported upon in accordance with USAID policy guidance, advises and trains, as needed, all Mission Contracting Officer Representatives (CORs) and Assistance Officer Representatives (AORs) and implementing partners on the design, implementation and modification of performance monitoring plans (PMPs) for their respective contracts and grants. S/he provides final Mission-level clearance on all evaluations of Mission projects/activities. S/he also supports the Mission Project Design and Budget Team in applying lessons learned from mid-term and post-project/activity evaluations to new project/activity designs. S/he has overall management responsibility for ensuring that the Mission’s performance-data reporting system consistently conforms to Agency standards and policy guidance, and for enforcing requirements for timely collection of Mission program performance data for that system and for timely assessment of data quality.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
NOTE: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

Education Required: A Master’s degree, or host country equivalent, in a field related to monitoring and evaluation and performance/statistical research and analysis, which may include economics, applied mathematics/statistics, public or business administration, organizational/management theory and practice, demography is required.

Work Experience: At least ten (10) years of progressively more responsible, professional level experience in the performance monitoring and evaluation of development-assistance programs, 4 years of which should be with a U.S. Government (USG) agency or other bilateral or multilateral official aid donor organization. Experience must include the development and management of performance monitoring plans, oversight/management of computer and/or web-based performance data recording and reporting systems, design and management of program/project evaluations and assessments, data source selection and quality analysis, report writing, and work in diverse team settings.

Language Requirement: Level IV English ability oral and written professional-level (Fluent) is required.

Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of the economic, social and political contest of developing countries such as Uganda; of official development assistance theory and practice; detailed professional practitioner-level knowledge of M&E and organizational learning theory and practice, including data selection, collection, and analytical methodologies, and data-quality assessment. Knowledge of computer and/or web-based M&E data-management systems. The incumbent will be able to provide expert technical advice to assist Mission Management and the Executive Office in identifying Mission training needs related to monitoring and evaluation, including the incumbent’s own training required to maintain an effective Mission leadership role in M&E and Learning and any necessary certification requirements.

Skills and Abilities: Must possess excellent interpersonal, conceptualization and problem-solving, and communication skills, including the ability to write persuasively and with appropriate attention to detail, timeliness, and quality of presentation; the ability to work effectively and with minimal guidance or supervision within a culturally-diverse team setting and to provide leadership to peers and subordinates that ensures quality work while promoting professional growth; a demonstrated ability to work effectively with a broad range of professional counterparts within and outside of the employing organization. Must be able to interact effectively on a peer-to-peer basis with local and international M&E professionals in professional fora, conferences, and work groups, including, as appropriate, the development and presentation of original research and analyses that meet international standards of professional peer review in the M&E field. Advanced computer literacy, including the ability to, entirely independently, create, interpret, edit, and modify documents and spreadsheets using common word-processing, spreadsheet and slide-show software packages, such as those included in the Microsoft Office suite, with minimal supervision.

HOW TO APPLY
Applications MUST include the following documentation:
(i) A completed and signed Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed
Staff – https://ug.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/
(ii) Application letter clearly specifying the position for which you are applying;
(iii) A Curriculum Vitae/Resume;
(iv) Copies of Academic Transcripts;
(v) Names, contact numbers, and addresses of three (3) professional references.

Submitted applications and documents become the property of the Embassy and will not be returned.

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
Human Resources Office
By e-mail at KampalaHR@state.gov
ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.
Please use standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and please include all documents in one attachment.
Telephone: 0414-259-791/5

JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 101-16 

OPEN TO:            All Qualified Candidates

OPENING DATE:       November 18, 2016

CLOSING DATE:       December 2, 2016

POSITION TITLE:     Project Management Specialist (Governance Specialist)

POSITION LOCATION:           USAID, Democracy, Human Rights and Governance Office

HOURS OF WORK:      40 hours per week

POSITION GRADE:     FSN-11  (Ugshs 137,483,245 to 202,072,484   p.a. inclusive of allowances). 

USAID/Uganda is seeking for a qualified individual for the position of Project Management Specialist (Governance Specialist).

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

The Governance Specialist provides USAID/Uganda’s Democracy, Human Rights and Governance (DRG) Office and the Mission technical leadership, program management, and program implementation support related to local government, decentralization, accountability, civil society strengthening, and the integration of DRG objectives and principles across the Mission’s portfolio.  Support existing activities such as the Governance, Accountability, Participation, and Performance Program (GAPP) by working with the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) to ensure administrative and technical oversight.

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REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

Education Required:  Must possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree with the required experience or a Master’s degree in Public Administration, Decentralization, Local Government, Governance, International Human Rights, Development Studies, or related field is required.

Work Experience:  A minimum of 10 years of functionally professional experience in the field of DRG, accountability, and related development programming is required.

Language Requirement:  Level IV (fluent) English language proficiency in speaking, reading and writing is required and the candidate must have the ability to present concepts, analysis of governance and political dynamics, and recommendations in clear written and oral formats.

Knowledge:  Demonstrated knowledge and experience with donor agency policies, regulations, and administrative procedures.  This includes extensive experience in management of donor programs and projects under grants, cooperative agreements and/or contracts.  Relevant training and/or experience in grant and contract management is desirable.  Proven understanding of, and direct experience related to local and national government development, working with accountability organizations (government and non-government), experience working in the field, monitoring and evaluation, knowledge of local government structure, and experience in implementing good governance programs.  The candidate must have proficient knowledge in local governance, decentralization, strengthening civil society, and working with public accountability institutions such as the auditor general.

Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated interpersonal skills that are appropriate for extensive interactions with senior, policy-level U.S. and other donor government and international agency officials; Government of Uganda officials including Ministers, Members of Parliament; district officials; senior civil society representatives including religious and traditional leaders, as well as with the Ugandan citizens and communities, are beneficial. These skills are necessary as the incumbent represents USAID in donor technical meetings, national and international NGO forums, and interactions with implementing partners and beneficiary populations.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications MUST include the following documentation:

(i)  A completed and signed Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed

Staff – https://ug.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/

(ii)  Application letter clearly specifying the position for which you are applying;

(iii) A Curriculum Vitae/Resume;

(iv) Copies of Academic Transcripts;

(v)  Names, contact numbers, and addresses of three (3) professional references.

Submitted applications and documents become the property of the Embassy and will not be returned.

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO

Human Resources Office

By e-mail at KampalaHR@state.gov

ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.

Please use standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and please include all documents in one attachment.

Telephone:  0414-259-791/5

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 100/2016 – ** CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates/All Sources

POSITION: Bodyguard-Shift Supervisor

OPENING DATE: November 14, 2016

CLOSING DATE: December 7, 2016

WORK HOURS: Full-time, 40 hours/week

SALARY: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN-7 (Starting at Ugshs 46,440,981 p.a.
Inclusive of allowances)
Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-7*
*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.

START DATE: The selected candidate must be able to start work within four weeks of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications, or their candidacy may not be considered.

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

The U.S Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Bodyguard-Shift Supervisor.

NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who are being considered. Thank you for your understanding.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

This is a non-supervisory position on the bodyguard unit of the Regional Security Office. Incumbent is a specialist trained in close physical protection operations. The duty includes bodyguard protection of Embassy staff and visiting dignitaries. Reports directly to the Bodyguard Officer in Charge and received daily work assignments and guidance through the Shift Supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

1. EDUCATION: Completion of secondary school (both O’ and A’ levels) is required.
2. EXPERIENCE: Total of four years, at least three years of progressively responsible experience in the commercial security guard business, civilian or government police or military and one year in managing staff.
3. LANGUAGE: Level IV English ability (good working knowledge of written, spoken and reading) and level III ability (good working knowledge of written, spoken and reading) in any three of the following languages is required; Luganda, Lusoga, Kiswahili, Lunyankole, Acholi, Lugisu, Lunyoro, Lukiga, and Alur/Acholi is required.
4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Must have keen analytical abilities, originality of ideas, creative solutions, and the exercise of sound, independent judgment;
• Must be able to make independent judgments on threats made to protected individuals.
• Must be able to rapidly assimilate and assess real-time threat information and issue orders for the immediate conduct of defensive operations.
• Must have a valid driver’s General license and be able to learn defensive driving.
• Must be able and willing to use firearms safely and proficiently.
• Must be able to operate a full spectrum of Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint at a minimum). Proficiency in use of personal computer (Microsoft programs), ability to exercise initiative, be resourceful in obtaining information or evidence, draft concise reports in English; and develop and maintain contacts with various security and law enforcement agencies is required. Must have valid local driver’s license for combined types of vehicles.
5. JOB KNOWLEDGE: A strong knowledge in physical protection, standard security practices and procedures; good working knowledge of standard security equipment and weapons; thorough knowledge of host-country operational environment, language, law and security entities, and historic criminal and terrorist threats and operational tendencies are required.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained on our website at https://ug.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/ and/or by contacting the Human Resources Office on 0414306001.

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS: When qualified, applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.

HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:

(1) AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
(2) AEFM / USEFM
(3) FS on LWOP**

* IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process. Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP.

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:
1. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
2. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.
3. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

4. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.

5. Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

HOW TO APPLY:
Interested Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:
1. All applications must be submitted online.
2. Applicants shall be required to register under the careers page for US Embassy Kampala using the link below http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/. For further assistance call 0414306450

3. You will receive confirmation of registration and proceed to apply.
4. On completion of this process you will receive an auto response via your email.

ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.
Your application will be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements including submission of standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a single attachment (No Zipped files, Links or Multiple Attachments) and should not exceed 10MB.

Cleary indicate the position number and title you are applying for on the DS-174 form.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

Appendix (DEFINITIONS)

Eligible Family Member (EFM): An EFM for employment purposes is an individual who meets all of the following criteria:

• U.S. Citizen or not a U.S. Citizen; and
• Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610); or
• Child, who is unmarried and under 21 years of age or, regardless of age, is incapable of self-support; or
• Parent (including stepparents and legally adoptive parents) of employee, spouse, or same-sex domestic partner, when such parent is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support; or
• Sister or brother (including stepsisters and stepbrothers, or adoptive sisters or brothers) of the employee, spouse, or same-sex domestic partner when such sibling is at least 51 percent dependent on the employee for support, unmarried, and under 21 years of age, or regardless of age, incapable of self-support; and
• Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and
• Is under chief of mission authority.
U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM): A USEFM for employment purposes is an individual who meets all of the following criteria:

• U.S. Citizen; and
• Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) of the sponsoring employee; or
• Child of the sponsoring employee who is unmarried and at least 18 years old; and
• Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and resides at the sponsoring employee’s post of assignment abroad, or as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and is under chief of mission authority; or
• resides at an Involuntary Separate Maintenance Allowance (ISMA) location authorized under 3 FAM 3232.2; or
• Currently receives a U.S. Government retirement annuity or pension from a career in the U.S. Foreign Service or Civil Service.
Appointment Eligible Family Member (AEFM): An AEFM for employment purposes is an individual who meets all of the following criteria:

• U.S. Citizen; and
• Spouse or same-sex domestic partner (as defined in 3 FAM 1610) of the sponsoring employee; or
• Child of the sponsoring employee who is unmarried and at least 18 years old; and
• Listed on the travel orders or approved Form OF-126 of a sponsoring employee, i.e., a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT); and
• Is under chief of mission authority; and
• Is residing at the sponsoring employee’s post of assignment abroad or, as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; and
• Does NOT currently receive a U.S. Government retirement annuity or pension from a career in the U.S. Foreign Service or Civil Service.
Member of Household (MOH): An individual who accompanies or joins a sponsoring employee, i.e., sponsor is a direct hire employee under Chief of Mission authority, either Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member who is permanently assigned to or stationed abroad at a U.S. mission, or at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan. A MOH is an individual who meets the following criteria:

(1) Not an EFM and therefore not on the travel orders or approved through form OF-126 Foreign Service Residence and Dependency Report of the sponsoring employee; and
(2) Officially declared by the sponsoring U.S. Government employee to the Chief of Mission (COM) as part of his or her household and approved by the COM; and
(3) Is a parent, grandparent, grandchild, unmarried partner, adult child, foreign born child in the process of being adopted, father, mother, brother, sister, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother, stepsister, half-brother, or half-sister who falls outside the Department’s current definition of Eligible Family Member 14 FAM 511.3. A MOH may or may not be a U.S. Citizen.

Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR) – An individual who meets the following criteria:

• An EFM, USEFM or AEFM of a direct-hire Foreign Service, Civil Service, or uniformed service member permanently assigned or stationed abroad, or as appropriate, at an office of the American Institute in Taiwan; or
• Has diplomatic privileges and immunities; and
• Is eligible for compensation under the FS or GS salary schedule; and
• Has a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN); and
• Is not a citizen of the host country; and
• Does not ordinarily reside in the host country; and
• Is not subject to host country employment and tax laws.

Ordinarily Resident (OR) – An individual who meets the following criteria:

• A citizen of the host country; or
• A non-citizen of the host country (including a U.S. citizen or a third-country national) who is locally resident and has legal and/or permanent resident status within the host country and/or who is a holder of a non-diplomatic visa/work and/or residency permit; and/or
• Is subject to host country employment and tax laws.

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 99-16

OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates/All Sources

POSITION: GSO Administrative Clerk

OPENING DATE: November 14 2016

CLOSING DATE: November 25 2016

WORK HOURS: Full-time, 40 hours/week

SALARY: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN-6 Ugshs 41,892,912 p.a. (Inclusive of allowances)
Not Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-8*
*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.

ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix A for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

The U.S Mission in Uganda is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of a GSO Administrative Clerk.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION

Position is responsible for performing office management; administrative and clerical duties for the General Services Office and to provide customer support to its clients.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

1. EDUCATION: Two years of post-secondary studies in Secretarial studies, administration, management from a university or technical institute is required.

2. EXPERIENCE: Two years of progressively responsible office management experience is required.

3. LANGUAGE: Level 4 English speaking and writing ability is required. This will be tested. Level 3 speaking knowledge of Luganda or Runyakitara is required.

4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Typing speed of 40w.p.m, must be a computer literate. Knowledge of MS Word, Excel spreadsheets, presentations (PowerPoint) and e-mail systems. Ability to obtain, organize, and present factual data in a logical way is required. Ability to exercise sound judgment, apply pertinent regulations, and follow through on a wide variety of assigned work projects is required.

5. JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must have knowledge of general office management and administrative procedures .Must have a working knowledge and understanding of General Services operations, Real Property Application program (RPA); Outlook calendar. Familiarization with sections 14 & 15 of the Foreign Affairs Manual and the mission organization. Knowledge of local and U.S. Government offices (MFA, Uganda Revenue Authority, Registry of vehicles, municipal water and electricity departments) and processes to complete assigned duties is required.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained on our website and/or by contacting the Human Resources Office on 0414306001.

SELECTION PROCESS
When qualified, applicants who are U.S. Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and/or preference-eligible U.S. Veterans are given a preference in hiring. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants make themselves known as having a hiring preference and specifically address the required qualifications above in their application.
HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:

(1) USEFM who is ALSO a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
(2) USEFM OR a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran
(3) FS on LWOP

ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:
1. Management may consider the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.

2. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.

3. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.

4. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance.

5. Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.

HOW TO APPLY:
Interested Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:
1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website or by contacting Human Resources. (See “For Further Information” above); and
2. Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.)

IMPORTANT: Applicants claiming a U.S. Veteran’s preference must submit written documentation confirming eligibility (e.g., Member Copy 4 of Form DD-214, Letter from the Veteran’s Administration, or certification documenting eligibility under the VOW Act with an expected discharge no later than 120 days after the certification is submitted) by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veteran’s preference will not be considered in the application process. Specific criteria for receiving a U.S. Veteran’s preference may be found in HR/OE’s Family Member Employment Policy (FMEP).

WHERE TO APPLY:
http://usembassykampala.myafricanjobs.com/

ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.
Your application will be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements including submission of standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a single attachment (No Zipped files, Links or Multiple Attachments) and should not exceed 10MB.

Clearly indicate the position number and title you are applying for on the DS-174 form.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.